You will love this witty and warm novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author Fern Britton.
Secrets. Sisters. The summer that changed everything . . .
Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn’t always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has never told anyone why she’s estranged from her mother and sister. For years she’s kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, but they’ve been quietly eating away at her. When an unwelcome visitor blows in, Penny is brought face to face with the past. And a postcard, tucked away in a long-hidden case, holds the truth that could change everything.
Young Ella has come back to the place where she spent a happy childhood with her grandmother. Now she’s here to search for everything missing in her life. Taken under Penny’s broken wing for the summer, the safe haven of Pendruggan feels like the place for a fresh start. Soon, however, Ella starts to wonder if perhaps her real legacy doesn’t lie in the past at all.
Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart
My Review of The Postcard
I was looking for the perfect antidote to these freezing cold days and welcomed this novel by Fern Britton because it was set in the beautiful countryside of Cornwall where I have spent many warm and happy summers.
The main character of the story is Penny Leighton a vicar’s wife. She has to juggle baby Jenna, pushy parishioners and a pressured career which has hit a stumbling point.
Penny has pushed painful memories from her past to the back of her mind, but some news changes everything and it all comes tumbling down on her.
She has a supportive but naive husband called Simon. and a sister who excels at mind games and deceit. Good friends surround her but why can they not see what she sees?
Ella arrives in Pendruggan looking for answers but whilst she awaits news from her solicitor, a new life blossoms around her and she begins to relish the Cornish way of life.
The characters were believable, the location described beautifully and the story engaging. I felt that the end was a little rushed, especially as it took a large proportion of the book to reveal why the novel was given the title ‘The Postcard’.
Fern’s warm, bubbly character really comes through and I will look forward to reading more about the sleepy Cornish village of Pendruggan and its quirky inhabitants.
Thank you NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Fern Britton is the highly acclaimed author of five Sunday Times bestselling novels. Her books are cherished for their warmth, wit and wisdom, and have won Fern legions of loyal readers.
A hugely popular household name through iconic shows such as This Morning, Fern is also a much sough-after presenter.
Fern is deeply committed to a number of charities. She lives with her husband, Phil Vickery, and her four children in Buckinghamshire and Cornwall.
To find out more, connect with her at http://www.fern-britton.com, @Fern Britton and facebook.com/officialfernbritton.
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